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Opeth + Strings = ???

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Crimson Indifference, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Crimson Indifference

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    I was wondering what some of the other opeth fans out there would think if opeth threw in some nice string arrange ments (violin, cello ect) into some of there new songs on the next album. I personally love the sounds strings can bring to a song the felling of sorrow and desperation that a violin can have is amazing. So what is everybody elses opinions?
     
  2. Necramentia

    Necramentia no stop go away

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    i think it would work. sparingly though, not like the dimmu amount.
     
  3. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Don't think it would work with Opeth's current style of music. They'd need to adjust their entire style to make room for string arrangements.
     
  4. Necramentia

    Necramentia no stop go away

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    i think a single violin or something could work on a mellow acoustic section. something selective and tasteful.
     
  5. Nico

    Nico Onward!

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    My Dying Bride effectively uses strings. You could just try listening to them...
     
  6. Crimson Indifference

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    yeah i have 3 of thier cds i love them. But i agree with necramentia that if they ever used ythe strings they should use them sparingly. I think if they did this they could pull it off quite nicely.
     
  7. Inconium Guard

    Inconium Guard An Apostle In Triumph

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    I'd like to hear strings...but I agree with Moonlapse that their style might need some adjustment to fit them in...

    Maybe they would've worked sparingly on Damnation? I just don't see the really heavy parts needing strings.
     
  8. Demoke

    Demoke This is the Almighty:

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    Opeth are so diverse that they could include flamenco in their songs and it wouldn't feel out of place.
     
  9. FUBAR

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    Yeah I love strings, they coukld make their music even more epic than it is. Plus Per could probably re-create them live on his keyboards.
     
  10. ucsbdude

    ucsbdude Stargate Addict

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    Strings to the style of MDB would work. But nothing bombastic like Therion which works for them but not Opeth.
     
  11. NFU

    NFU I like pie.

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    id count on some mellotron in the new album, which would clear up the "string sound" pretty good, as well as some other options should they choose to use them.im up for any and all newer influences and elements opeth might use on the new album. as much experimentation and suprises is what im looking forward to...not a "safe" opeth album.
     
  12. deliverance

    deliverance ecnareviled

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    yeah, i'd like to see a bit of that on a track, that'd be cool.
     
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    ders New Metal Member

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    juat as long as they are actaul string recordings and not on the keboard. It is too easy to tell teh difference.
     
  14. NFU

    NFU I like pie.

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    i wouldnt bet on actual string recordings....as i said before, if they go for a string sound...itll most likely be the mellotron again, due to mikael's and per's tastes...as everyones heard all over damnation already anywho.

    indeed you can tell the difference, but i think youre out of luck for that. I personally think its a great instrument, and its gotten almost no use in the metal genre up till now, so i say bring it on in spades.
     
  15. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    i like the idea of strings...but i i'd dislike fake strings! a real chello is the real thing tho...

    and yep, they had to readjust their music if they wanted strings...
     
  16. Luz

    Luz Cowgirl From Hell

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    You're right.
    \m/

    Luz.-

     
  17. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    Luz Cowgirl From Hell

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    Yeah, actually I was reading your post and I've found out you're right too, I'd hate fake strings.
    \m/

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  19. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    that's great...let'S found a string ensemble!
     
  20. masterofdisaster

    masterofdisaster Lord of Chaos

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    just listen to the german metal band disillusion, they are using some strings in their songs and i think it sounds great. their new album back to times of splendor is amazing. and i think opeth could try to use strings, i think it is compatible to their sound!!!
     

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